Tim asks Toadie to cover for the mistakes that the company has made, but Toadie says he won't. Lou, Harold, Paul and Tad watch the football selections at the pub. Paul is disappointed not to have been picked for Collingwood.
Dee and Joel tidy up after looking after young Emily. As Dee massages Joel's sore shoulder, they reminisce to their own childhoods. Dee used to own a peach tea-set, whilst Joel went around throwing mud bombs. Joel asks Dee if she was as talkative as young Emily. Dee recons she asked even more questions, and that it is a great way for kids to learn. Dee goes to leave for work, but Joel stops her, and looks as though he's going to ask her something, but instead just thanks her for the massage.
Harold tells Paul that there is still hope, with the Bombers and the Crows still left to pick. Paul recons he has no chance as it was only Collingwood who showed any interest in him. Lou orders another round of drinks for them all and goes to turn the television off, when he notices Paul has been selected to play for the Adelaide Crows. They celebrate.
Lyn and Joe worry about Steph who has gone to see Mitch. Michelle watches on, trying not to laugh at her fussing parents. Flick walks through, ready for her PR interview at the cinema. Joe answers the phone. Lyn tells Flick that even if it is at the cinema it is still a job that could lead on elsewhere. Flick worries about leaving her job at the salon, but Lyn reassures her that she'll cope without her. Joe tells them of Paul's good news, but recommends that Flick goes to her interview before going to see Paul.
Outside Lou's Place
Toadie is unsure whether he should confess to telling people about the business error, even though Tim has told a lot more people that he has. Joel tells him that he shouldn't take the wrap for something he hasn't done. Harold comes out the pub and tells them of Paul's good news, he goes on to drag people into the pub, to meet 'footballs latest star'. Joel wonders what's up with Dee, and asks Toadie what's going on as he knows her better. Toadie says to leave it as he doesn't have a chance.
Joe and Lyn are both cooking in the kitchen. Flick arrives back from the interview, and has been given the job, though not in the PR position that she'd hoped for. She gets to stand and give out 2 for 1 leaflets at the entrance. Joe congratulates her on the basis that it can lead onto other jobs and the pay is better than the salon.
Paul is on the phone to his father who congratulates him on the good news, and asks for his autograph. Flick pops around with a bottle of bubbly and asks when the big move is. They all go quiet. Harold tells her they were kind of hoping to avoid the subject. Paul informs them that he was going to tell them after supper but he may as well tell them now. he's been put on a flight for the next day. Harold is surprised to hear it is so soon, but Paul tells them he needs to start training straight away if he wants to be any good. He uses the opportunity to excuse himself, saying he needs to pack. As Flick leaves, she asks Tad why he's so glum, and reminds him that they are all going to miss Paul when he leaves.
Joel waits up as Dee arrives home from work. She complains of a stiff neck and so he offers to massage it for her in return of his shoulder. Dee asks why he stayed up so late when Toadie crashed out hours before. Joel confesses that it was because he wanted to talk to her. He tells her that he still loves her and that he thinks they should give themselves another chance.
Joel asks Dee if she trusts him, and reminds her that they know each other so well, and that it has been a long time since they were together before. She agrees that they have matured a lot since.
Toadie is surprised to hear that Dee and Joel are back together, but Dee isn't so sure and reminds him that the 'L' word wasn't said on her behalf, but she's willing to give it another try. Joel texts Dee to ask if she's still up for shopping. Toadie begins to tease Dee, but she won't let him and quickly turns the subject around to him and Tim. Toadie confesses that he's not sure what he should do, and agrees that Tim is blackmailing him. Dee says that if he has any self respect he will say no to Tim.
Paul brings out a box of stuff from his room for the Salvation Army. Harold thanks him. Paul says it's weird how clearing out his room, brings back so many memories. Tad comes in from outside, and tells Paul how it's time they gave the BMX bikes, one last ride. Paul agrees, and goes to get the helmets. Tad apologises to Harold for the way he's acted since Paul got the news, and gives Harold a piece of paper, telling him to meet them in the pub in an hour. Paul returns and Tad goes outside to get the bikes. Paul thanks Harold for giving him a home, and the chance to live as part of a family. Harold tells him to stop being silly, and tells him that it has been great having him live with them. Tad calls from outside. Harold tells Paul that he and Madge have been so proud of him, and reminds him that Madge is still with him. Tad yells again from outside. Paul heads for the door, but before leaving, admits to Harold that it was him who graffiteed the road-sign as he didn't know what else to do. Harold tells him not to worry, and sends him off.
Lassiters Car Park
Matt and Flick pull into the car park at the same time as Joel and Dee. Joel is annoyed at Matt for the way he cut him up along the main road, but Matt doesn't take any interest and heads of to the pub, with Flick in tow. Joel and Dee spot Toadie, and it is clear that he has caved into Tim. He tells them that he's not up to going to Paul party as he has no idea if he has just given his job away or made the decision that'll mean he still has a job.
Paul arrives to find everyone gathered in the pub, for a surprise leaving party. Dee and Joel give him their best wishes and quickly excuse themselves, as Toadie arrives. Michelle brings over a notebook, and asks Paul for his autograph.
Joel and Dee return home, exhausted after shopping. Joel offers to massage Dee again, but she goes cold on him. He inquires why, but she tells him that she's not ready to leap into a relationship again, and asks him to be patient. He says he knows that but he's not really sure what he's waiting for. Dee isn't able to answer him and goes to make some coffee.
Tad gathers everyone's attention and proposes a toast to Paul. Harold starts to make a speech, but Joe comments that Paul has got a plane to catch. Harold tells Paul that it has been a pleasure having him living with them, and talks about how they got through the good and bad times together, and stuck together when they needed each other most, especially during the last year. He thanks Paul. Matt turns the music up and they all start to mingle. Flick tells Lyn and Joe that she's decided not to take the job at the cinema, as she saw the poster for the apprentice at the salon, and recons it'll be great if she took it, so she can stay on full time. Lyn looks horrified.
Tad is busy getting something out of an envelope on the desk, when Paul walks in on him. Tad tells him that he'll spoil his surprise, but decides to give it to him anyway. It's a framed photo of Tad, Paul and Flick. Paul thanks him. Tad says he feels he should say something about them being friends for life, but Paul agrees that it is unlikely to be true as they are both going their own ways now, Paul to Adelaide and Tad to New York (they joke). They hug.
Joel is sorting out a box of his stuff in the lounge. Dee walks in but they make no acknowledgement of each other. Joel packs his stuff away and walks out.
Flick is telling Paul how jealous she is of him, with all his new jet-setting around the world and girls chasing after him. He reminds her that he's going to have lots of early mornings and strict training regimes ahead of him too. As it's nearly time for him to leave, he gathers everyone's attentions and makes a small speech. He thanks Tad for organising the party and Harold for just being Harold. He says that Harold gave him a place to call 'home', something which he'd never had before and thanks him. Tad reminds him that he's got to go or he'll be late, so he says a few goodbyes before leaving the pub, and Erinsborough, behind.